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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an "adult entertainment" establishment in the unincorporated area of the County without a valid adult entertainment establishment license.
(b) Except for any person issued a license under subsection (a), it shall be unlawful for any person to be an employee, as defined in this chapter, of an adult entertainment establishment in the unincorporated area of the County without a valid adult entertainment establishment employee license.
(c) An application for an adult entertainment establishment license shall be filed at the office of the Sheriff on a form provided by the Sheriff. The application shall be signed by the applicant.
(d) An application for an adult entertainment establishment employee license shall be filed in person at the office of the Sheriff on a form provided by the Sheriff. The application shall be signed by the applicant.
(e) Within five days of receipt of an application, the Sheriff shall determine the completeness of the application and shall notify the applicant in writing if the application is deemed incomplete. An application shall be considered complete when it contains the following information:
(1) The applicant's full true name and any other names or aliases used in the preceding five years.
(2) Current business address or another mailing address of the applicant.
(3) Written proof of age, in the form of a birth certificate or driver's license or other picture identification document issued by a governmental agency.
(4) If the application is for an adult entertainment establishment license, the establishment name, location, legal description, mailing address and phone number (if one currently exists) of the proposed adult entertainment establishment.
(5) If the application is for an adult entertainment establishment license, the name and address of the statutory agent or other agent authorized to receive service of process.
(6) A statement whether the applicant has been convicted or has pled guilty or nolo contendre to a specified criminal activity as defined in this chapter, and, if so, the specified criminal activity involved, the date, place, and jurisdiction of each.
The information provided pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (6) of this subsection shall be supplemented by notice in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the Sheriff within 10 working days of a change of circumstances which would render the information originally submitted false or incomplete.
(f) An application for an adult entertainment establishment license shall be accompanied by a sketch or diagram showing the configuration of the premises, including general demarcations of where goods will be displayed, performances will be conducted, or where films or other visual media will be exhibited, along with a statement of total floor space occupied by the establishment. The sketch or diagram need not be professionally prepared but shall be drawn to a designated scale or drawn with marked dimensions of the interior of the premises to an accuracy of plus or minus six inches. Applicants who are required to comply with section 21.1813 of this chapter shall submit a diagram meeting the requirements of that section.
(g) If a person who wishes to operate an adult entertainment establishment is an individual, he shall sign the application for a license as applicant. If a person who wishes to operate an adult entertainment establishment is other than an individual, each officer, director, general partner or other person who will manage or participate directly in the decisions relating to management and control of the business shall sign the application for a license as applicant. Each applicant must be qualified under section 21.1804 and each applicant shall be considered a licensee if a license is granted. Each licensee granted a license under subsection (c) shall not be required to also obtain an adult entertainment establishment employee license.
(h) A license required by this chapter is in addition to any other licenses or permits required by the County or State to engage in the business or occupation. Persons engaged in the operation of adult entertainment establishments or in employment in adult entertainment establishment shall comply with all other applicable local, State, and federal laws, ordinances, and statutes, including zoning ordinances, as may be required.
(i) The information provided by an applicant in connection with an application for a license under this chapter shall be maintained by the Sheriff on a confidential basis, except that such information may be disclosed only to law enforcement agencies in connection with a law enforcement or public safety function, or as may be required by governing law or court order.
(Added by Ord. No. 8244 (N.S.), effective 6-17-93; amended by Ord. No. 9479 (N.S.), effective 7-19-02; amended by Ord. No. 9751 (N.S.), effective 2-10-06; amended by Ord. No. 9889 (N.S.), effective 10-26-07)